Summer Staff

This is the volunteer experience for those who are at least one year out of high school (or are of college or post-college age).

To Apply:

Please first check availability​ of openings. Then complete a Young Life summer staff application online. You will need the email address of a Young Life staff person who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf. You can expect a follow-up interview with more adventure camping-specific questions.

Summer Staff Positions

  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping/Retail
  • Office
  • Assistant Cook
  • Food Packer & Baker
  • Cache (formerly Equipment Room)


Intern at Wilderness Ranch

Summer Interns play a vital role in our summer camping ministry. Our interns are committed to Christ first and foremost. They also have the ability to lead others, serve with excellence and have a desire to be challenged and grow in their relationship with Christ. Summer Interns will strive to serve Christ, kids and each other. They will also have the opportunity to grow as leaders in ministry, develop Christ-like relationships and enjoy the fun and beauty of camp. The dates of the paid 2023 internship are May 5 - August 12.

Intern Positions

  • EMT/Nurse/Medical
  • Guide Team Leader (male & female)
  • Housekeeping/Retail
  • Kitchen- Head Cook
  • Kitchen- Foodpacking (Backpacking & Adventure Camp)
  • Maintenance


To Apply:

If the position you are interested in is not listed on the general intern application, please make note of it in one of your answers.

Complete an online Summer Intern application. To complete the application you will need the email address of a Young Life staff member who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf. Please have your application and recommendation completed online by November 1st. We will begin reviewing completed applications after November 1st. Applications will open in October 2022.

Young Life’s national camping processes for Summer 2023 are being evaluated to track the country’s progress in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are grateful for your flexibility as we pivot and innovate during this season of change.

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